The Family Way
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Date: June 2005
Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
It should be the most natural thing in the world. But in Tony Parsons' latest bestseller, three couples discover that Mother Nature can be one hell of a bitch.
A hard-working trainee doctor, Megan Jewell finds herself accidentally pregnant. She wants a baby one day - but God, not now! Can Megan really bring a baby into the world when she can hardly look after herself?
Megan's happily married sister Jessica wants a baby - immediately. But can the perfect couple really find happiness without the child they so desperately crave?
Cat Jewell, the oldest sister, is scarred by the memory of their mother walking out. She wants a baby - maybe. But what's a girl to do when the man in her life has seen and done it all before? Will Cat be forced to choose between him and motherhood?
And what of their partners? Kirk, the Australian beach bum who fathers Megan's child... Paulo, the doting husband who sees the best thing in his life collapsing for want of a child... And Rory, the older man who just can't face going through it all again. Tony Parsons shows us once again the dilemmas and decisions that confront men today.
Modern-day relationships are tested in this very realistic, contemporary story about procreation and new life.